The Veins are a straight-ahead, heavy rock ''n'' roll quartet without the bitter metal aftertaste or the rising bile of punk. Yes, they are loud and yes, they are intense, but unlike many of their contemporaries, they have a melodic ace up their sleeve. Kind of like Gabriel sweetly serenading you with his heavenly horn just before he brains you with it! The music kerrangs, it rages, it roars... you stagger away singing, your ears ringing!
Onstage, singer Dave Gentner careens as if in a perpetual free-fall. Lead guitarist Jet''s fleet fingers earn him his own slack-jawed fan club on his side of the stage. Rob Kordish, the mysterious one with the intense gaze is "hands down, one of the best players I''ve ever played with" according to Gentner. The ensemble is ultimately corralled by Rob Filardo''s rat-a-tat, outta-the-garage drumming low-key cool. The four members display a common rock denominator... a desire to perform stellar material.
- Frank Deblase, City Newspaper
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